Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last details done

First pictures of the jacket in two different outfits. I already see that I shall use this jacket a lot.

A few detail pictures. I love the lines of this pattern and am glad I didn’t do the topstitching to the dart. It’s good as it is. The fit is quite good, but not perfect. My sewing teacher still saw a few things that could be altered, mainly in the sleeve area. That was a difficult part because of the space and the fact that denim is difficult to ease. I took out quite a bit out of the top of the sleevecap.

I made the following changes to the pattern (after morphing two patterns together):

  1. vertical darts in the back
  2. made the center back seam narrower
  3. more shaping in the waist
  4. given a bit more space at hip height
  5. lengthened the sleeve

 

As said above, the fabric is a black, non stretch denim, the lining a piece I had in my collection.

For the topstitching I used Gütermann upholstery thread, topstitching needle and extra stitch length. For the buttonholes I used the same colornumber, but normal thread quality. General sewing was done with a jeans needle.

Oh, and I almost forgot: for the sleeve I used the instructions for the Jalie jeans jacket (especially the topstitching part of it). I rememered that I loved these instructions and took them out to use here.

 

All pictures can be seen here.

27 comments:

  1. Wow, this is really fabulous! I'm impressed with all that perfect topstitching. And I can totally see you wearing it every day for months on end :-). I hope having it be so perfect will make up for the project dragging on a bit, and make you feel enthusiastic for sewing this summer.

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  2. What a lovely jacket! I'm sure you will get lots of use out of it!

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  3. LOVE the jacket. After a winter of jackets,it is great to see a new variation.

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  4. What a sharp jacket! It truly is versatile and looks great in both outfits.

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  5. Love the look with the dress/skirt especially.

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  6. This is an awesome jacket. It looks great with both outfits.

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  7. Nice jacket! I know you will get lots of use out of it.

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  8. It looks fantastic with pants and with your skirt. You will definitely get allot of wear from this perfect jacket. Nicely done :)

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  9. Sigrid I'm loving your jacket. Did you make the pants too?

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  10. It has turned out really really well. You will get lots of wear out of it. Great topstitching.

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  11. Fabulous jacket. I'm sure it's going to get lots of wear. I love the look with the skirt.

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  12. Your jacket looks fantastic in both outfits (and many more I suspect). The topstitching detail is excellent and really highlights the interesting seams.

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  13. wonderful jacket. One of those styles that is very versatile. I love what I can see of your hair too.

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  14. A great-looking casual jacket like yours is a closet workhorse - you will wear it all the time. Nice details!

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  15. I love a jean jacket, and your is very upscale. It's a dressed-up jean jacket. Love it!

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  16. Wow, What a great fit, and I love the lining.

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  17. What a great staple for the wardrobe love the seam lines and beautifully finished the skirt also looks good with it

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  18. I like it a lot!
    Denim is one of my chellenges for this year. I even bought a new foot for my sewingmachine for the flat fell seams

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  19. Very clever jacket with fabulous details! I love the top stitching~

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  20. Love it! It looks so sharp with both the white trousers and the skirt. Congrats on finishing it.

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  21. It's a beautiful jacket! Thanks for all of the photos and I love your lining.

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  22. You jacket looks fabulous!! I love all the details.

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  23. Love this jacket -- it's so versatile. You'll get a ton of use out of it. Great topstitching too.

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  24. Impressive jacket! It looks very professional, though way better than RTW. I bet you'll be getting loads of wear out of this. Fabulous job.

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  25. Sigrid, this is an awesome jacket!

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